I received this recipe through a cookie exchange years ago, and it has become a favorite of family and friends.

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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan over medium heat, cook the sugar, butter and water, stirring occasionally until melted. Remove from heat, stir in the chocolate chips until melted and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

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  • Pour the chocolate mixture into a large bowl, and beat in the eggs, one at a time. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll cookie dough into walnut sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, be careful not to overbake. When cookies come out of the oven, Press one mint wafer into the top of each cookie and let sit for 1 minute. When the mint is softened, swirl with the back of a spoon or toothpick to make a pattern with the green filling of the mint wafer. For smaller cookies, break mints in half.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

161.6 calories; 1.7 g protein; 23.8 g carbohydrates; 18.5 mg cholesterol; 99.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2007
These cookies are the best cookies I have baked to date so far. I have baked this cookie three times and there are a couple tricky techniques to make this cookie completely out of this world. First, it really makes a HUGE difference on the amount of grease you spread on the pan. More grease means the sides will bake quicker than the structural integrity of the cookie. I spayed the cookie sheet with Pam and then wiped excess off with a paper towel. This did the trick. Second is the time and placement of the Andes mint chocolate. I admit I did have trouble trying to figure this one out. The solution is you first let the cookie cool about a minute or until the cookie looks pretty deflated. Second, you place the mint on top (logo facing down) and press it into the cookie. Try only on a few until you start to get a hang of it. Then when the sides look shiny, but the middle still have a flat surface. Take a teaspoon and lightly flip the mint. Then drag the mint on the inner rim of the cookie. After the cookies have finished their decorative process. Promptly place them in the refrigerator still on the tray. Placing them on a cooling rack only delays the initial chocolate hardening. Well I hope this review and these key tricks helped. Happy Baking!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2011
The melted andes mints are a five star idea. The cookie by itself is not. As one person already remarked it is kinda 'greasy'. I will not be making this recipe again however I will be melting andes mint candies on my own chocolate cookie dough recipe (and my own sugar cookies and my own shortbread cookies) in the future. Thanks for a great idea. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2007
These cookies are the best cookies I have baked to date so far. I have baked this cookie three times and there are a couple tricky techniques to make this cookie completely out of this world. First, it really makes a HUGE difference on the amount of grease you spread on the pan. More grease means the sides will bake quicker than the structural integrity of the cookie. I spayed the cookie sheet with Pam and then wiped excess off with a paper towel. This did the trick. Second is the time and placement of the Andes mint chocolate. I admit I did have trouble trying to figure this one out. The solution is you first let the cookie cool about a minute or until the cookie looks pretty deflated. Second, you place the mint on top (logo facing down) and press it into the cookie. Try only on a few until you start to get a hang of it. Then when the sides look shiny, but the middle still have a flat surface. Take a teaspoon and lightly flip the mint. Then drag the mint on the inner rim of the cookie. After the cookies have finished their decorative process. Promptly place them in the refrigerator still on the tray. Placing them on a cooling rack only delays the initial chocolate hardening. Well I hope this review and these key tricks helped. Happy Baking!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2008
Wonderful! Easy to overcook. Don't cook with your eyes. I could have sworn these were not done by 9 minutes. Consequently I cooked one batch for 12 minutes and they were hard not soft like I prefer. I got the hang of it after the first batch. These cookies freeze well. Good for gift giving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2005
These are great! Pretty easy too. I didn't have regular Andes mints, just Andes mints baking chips, so I mixed them into the dough before baking. I set some aside and sprinkled them on top of the cookies after coming out of the oven, and swirled them around. Used a cookie scoop and my cookies turned out perfect! Crisp around the edges (but not too crisp) and chewy in the center. Will try again with regular Andes mints. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2003
Great cookie! I used only half an Andes mint chocolate on every small and larger cookie - a whole piece was too messy. I also waited a good few minutes before I placed the candy on the cookie so it wouldn't slide off and drip. Love them! Thanks!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
These cookies also won for me at a cookie exchange last year. Since then I've had people ask me for the recipe. A slight change I make is instead of the two tablespoons of water I use freshly brewed and cooled down coffee. Coffee sets off the flavor of chocolate really well. You don't taste the coffee you just taste the chocolate MORE. I sometimes also use a teeny bit of peppermint extract when I want them REALLY minty. They're a favorite every time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2007
I won first prize at a cookie exchange for these cookies! I baked a lot of extra to freeze and take to different holiday functions and they were always a big hit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2004
after the first batch I realized the cookies were more like brownies so used mini muffin tins and they were such a hit!!! I also used Peppermint Patties which were messy to spread but turned out yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2007
These cookies were AMAZING. They were gone within two days! I was a bit hesitant to make them since the recipe seemed a bit complicated for me but it actually wasn't hard. I was worried for the Andes mint on top because it didn't seem to smear very well....but once the melted chocolate cooled they were splended. Everyone loved them and I didn't even get to eat that many! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
These cookies are wonderful!! They taste like Girl Scout Thin Mints especially when 1/2 of an Andes candy is melted on top. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2011
The melted andes mints are a five star idea. The cookie by itself is not. As one person already remarked it is kinda 'greasy'. I will not be making this recipe again however I will be melting andes mint candies on my own chocolate cookie dough recipe (and my own sugar cookies and my own shortbread cookies) in the future. Thanks for a great idea. Read More
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